What is the role of topical ivermectin (Sklice) in the treatment of pediculosis and pthiriasis (lice infestation)?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In February 2012, topical 0.5% ivermectin (Sklice) was approved in the United States as a single-dose, 10-minute application without the need for nit combing in individuals aged 6 months or older. Although it is not ovicidal, it appears to prevent nymphs from surviving. [4]


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